A results oriented workshop designed to enhance middle managers’ capabilities in translating strategy into actions

You can have the greatest strategy in the world but if you cannot implement it, it is not worth the paper it is written on. While senior leaders are the mastermind of strategy, middle managers are the lynchpin of success in strategy implementation. It is said that the “devil is in the details”. Hence, it is extremely important that middle managers are able to tailor an execution plan which effectively supports the strategy. 


 

Programme Objective

This programme is designed with the aim to enhance middle managers’ capabilities in translating strategy into actions.

Who Should Attend

This programme is suitable for supervisors and middle managers who wish to enhance their skills in:

  • translating the strategy into day-to-day actions.

  • coaching staff members through the transition.

  • modelling the right behaviours and right actions.

  • providing feedback on the implementation's progress to people both above and below them.

Topics

  • How Middle Managers Can Influence Change

  • Four Essential Implementation Activities

  • Understanding the Implementation Challenge

  • The Importance of Being Stewards of Strategy

  • Facilitated Discussion Using “Square Wheels”

  • Lessons Learned from a Case Study

 

Please click here for the detailed programme outline and facilitator's profile.

Certification

Participants have to meet a minimum attendance rate of 75% and are required to undergo an assessment at the end of the programme. Only upon meeting the minimum attendance rate and passing of the assessment, will participants be issued a Certificate of Completion.

Participants who failed the assessment will be given a chance for re-assessment at a re-assessment fee of S$214.00 (after GST). Each participant is allowed up to 2 re-assessments. The first re-assessment has to be taken within 1 month following the last attempt and will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy.

Participants who meet the minimum attendance rate but do not achieve a pass for the assessment will be issued a Certificate of Participation.

Type of Course

Classroom

Category

Management and Leadership

Instructional Methods and Learning Activities

This highly engaging, interactive and results oriented workshop focuses on the middle managers’ critical role. Through group discussions, paired sharing, individual reflection, mini case studies, neuroscience and videos, it addresses key issues following the this outline:

  • How Middle Managers Can Influence Change

  • Four Essential Implementaton Activities

  • Understanding the Implementation Challenge

  • The Importance of Being Stewards of Strategy

  • Facilitated Discussion Using "Square Wheels"

  • Lessons Learned from a Case Study

 

Formal Assessment
At the end of the programme, participants are required to take an individual written assessment. 

Fees and Funding

Full Fee : S$909.50 (after GST) per person

 

SkillsFuture
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click here for the User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit. Claim should be submitted via the Training Exchange.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
All NTUC union members are eligible for UTAP funding (up to S$250 per annum). Please click here for more information on UTAP and application.

Prerequisites

Participants should:

  • be responsible in strategy execution; and

  • have direct reports.

Programme Policies

Please click here for the programme policies on registration / substitution / deferment / withdrawal / refund.

Course Date

INTAKE 5
15 Nov 2017 [Open for Registration]